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JANUARY 2019  - 38 items offered... 
Duncan McLaren
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      9 BOOKS
      2 PHOTOS    
      6 PRINT
      5 EPHEMERA   
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3 hand written notebooks by a British military police officer, Y?. Norton about life, events, settlement, and crime in Mandatory Palestine during World War II in 1943 and 1944.
"Mandatory Palestine" existed for almost two decades (1929 to 1948). As the day of May 14, 1948 came to an end, so did Mandatory Palestine.
Mere hours earlier, a new document had been issued: the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

The first two notebooks are historically significant for the information that they convey about Mandatory Palestine during this period of World War II, including many police events with the Palestine, Jewish other others living 4 to 5 years before Israel was formed and during WW2.
The entry on pp 108 is a Police reward for the Stern Group Members which leads to the capture of any of the six members Stern Group Members self-styled fighters for the Freedom of Israel. A newspaper with photos and descriptions is affixed to p180...    Click for more information and photos; 
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 4,000 USD OR $ 5,375 CDN        #7879

BRUCE, Alexander Duncan (1868-1956)
The collection includes two holograph letters and one 64 page diary all items covering a time period from 1873 to 1887
These Bruce family members were very successful Scottish emigrants in 1842 to Upper Canada (Markham area) in business, farming, milling (Bruce's Mill). They were all very active politically as evidenced by the content, authors and other people referred to.

3 Collection Items:
#1 -1873 George Bruce letter from Senator David Reesor
April 1, 1873 Letter from Senator David Reesor to George Bruce about purchasing Bruce's [Cheese] Factory.
#2 -1881 Robert Bruce letter from Sir James David Edgar
EDGAR, Sir James David (1841-1899)  & BRUCE, Robert (1820-1894)
3 page holograph letter about 1881 York East politics with envelope.
#3 - 1886/87 Holograph Diary of Alexander D. Bruce
BRUCE, Alexander Duncan (1868-1956)
Alexander D. Bruce was a miller in Carrick Mills, Ontario, Grain Merchant, Mayor of Markham, Author, Historian, and long time Liberal political supporter / fund raiser and President of the Bethesda and Stouffville Telephone Company.
...   Click for more information and photos;
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,850 USD OR $ 3,800 CDN        #7877

DODGE, Mary (Elizabeth) Mapes (Lizzie) [1831-1905]
Mary Mapes Dodge was an American children's writer best known for her story Hans Brinker (1865).

She was also editor of the illustrated magazine Hearth and Home and the phenomenally successful children's periodical, St. Nicholas Magazine.

This collection items dates from 1878-1902 and includes;
* 8 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL);
* 2 Ephemera,
* 1 Signed Photo,
* 3 Books inscribed  by Ruth McEnery Stuart to Dodge (thus owned by Dodge)...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,800 USD OR $ 3,800 CDN        #7519

DOUGLAS, Lloyd Cassel [1877-1951]
This mini collection includes only three items dating from 1905 to 1943. Two are extremely scarce and important to any Lloyd C. Douglas or religious collection.

* There is a Douglas Typed Letter Signed (TLS) and his very first publication copyright 1905, More Than a Prophet.

* There is also an ALS to Mr. Howard, 31 July 1926, providing him with his autograph.

Lloyd Cassel Douglas, was an American minister and author including The Robe (1942) and over a dozen other religious and moral issues inspired novels and was one of the most popular novelists of his period.
Douglas once said in an interview, that "If my novels are entertaining I am glad, but they are not written so much for the purpose of entertainment as of inspiration."...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 2,500 USD OR $ 3,390 CDN        #7703

CABLE, George Washington [1844-1925]
George Washington Cable was an American novelist and reformer being notable for the realism of his portrayals of Creole life in his native New Orleans, Louisiana. He has been called "the most important southern artist working in the late 19th century," as well as the "first modern southern writer," for his revolutionary treatment of important social issues, particularly racism and classism.

This collection contains 11 items from 1879 to 1910 specifically 6 Autographed Letters Signed (ALS) ; 3 Notes signed and 2 Books each with signed paper affixed.
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This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 1,250 USD OR $ 1,690 CDN        #7701

WALLACE, N. C. (Nathaniel Clarke) [1844-1901] & WALLACE, T. G. (Thomas George) [1879-1921]
A 28 piece collection of ephemera spanning two generations of a well to do family headed by first Nathaniel Clarke Wallace (1844-1901) [8 items] and his son, T. G. (Thomas George) Wallace (1879-1921) 20 items].

The family was based in Woodbridge, Ontario however were located in Ottawa given each of these two men were both Members of Parliament. These pieces of ephemera include Government, Social and Formal Dinner  invitations and even a law act where N.C. Wallace was deeply involved.
Most interesting insight into a lifestyle of two related families from 1871 to 1921.
...   Click for more information and photos;  
This collection is on consignment.
Price: $ 150 USD OR $ 200 CDN        #7507
9 BOOKS ...

VOLTAIRE (François-Marie Arouet 1694-1778)

1738. Amsterdam, Chez Jacques Desbordes


First Edition. 4-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches. [2], [3]-399, [1] pp., [9] leaves of plates (1 folded). Original brown leather, re-backed preserving most of original spine with elaborate gilt decorations, brief title in gilt, 5 bands. Marbled endpaper and edges. Title page printed in red and black. Illustrations: engraved allegorical frontispiece with portrait of Newton, by J. Folkema after L.F. Dubourg; engraved portrait of Voltaire, by Folkema; 7 engraved diagrams on 7 leaves of plates (one folded) and 60 small engraved diagrams in the text, all unsigned. Engraved device of Jacques Desbordes (on title page), by C. Duflos after L.F. Dubourg (signed L.F. Du B.); 4 engraved headpieces (repeated to 27) and 5 engraved tailpieces (repeated to 22), designed and/or engraved by G. Condet (signed G. Kondet), L.F. Dubourg (signed L.F. Duburg), J. Folkema, F.M. La Cave, B. Picart and J. van der Schley; many dated 1737. "A madame la marquise du Ch** [Châtelet]" (in verse): pp. [3]-8. "A madame la marquise du Ch** [Châtelet], avant-propos" (in prose): pp. [9]-12. Side notes. Errata: p. [400]. Very good condition. This book is on consignment with LDRB  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 2,700 USD OR $ 3,660 CDN       #7395   

URBAN, Sylvanus [CAVE, Edward] [1691-1754]

1759. London, printed for D. Henry and R. Cave
First edition. Eight months only, from May 1759 to Dec. 1759. 5.5" x 9", (6), [199]-730pp. Contemporary covers make of  heavy paper thus soft cover,  soiled. Front cover with pieces missing to the cover edges more so on the bottom right. Contents overall about very good, Inside many pages are uncut (unopened) and all pages are untrimmed (deckled).
All 17 plates as called for from May to Dec. 1759 are present. All are very good+  except the Chair for the Deaf and Have which has stains on it. Page 560 misprinted page 590. June 1759  64 pages text  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,350 CDN       #1619 

TRAILL, Catharine Parr (Strickland Mrs. Traill C.P.)  [1802-1899]

1869. Montreal, John Lovell
2nd edition. Large folio (14.5"x11").
10 full-page colour plates of paintings of Canadian wild flowers (with tissue guards). Title page is also decorated with colour flowers. Text has detailed descriptions of thirty different flowers. Original green cloth boards, with gilt titles and decoration to front, blind stamped titles to rear, a little soiled.

Professionally re-backed. All edges gilt. Plates V and VI are reversed. Endpapers and paste-downs are dark brown. Pages browning slightly at edges, boards darkened on front corners, a few small stains and surface scratches. Previous owners name of front end paper.  Overall a good+ copy of this book.
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Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,220 CDN       #3595  


1815. London, Printed For The Author
First edition. 6-1/4 x 10 inches. xv, [1]-640, lxxxvi (appendix & index), (2 plate list, errata). Bound in later 3/4 calf with gilt titles, decoration and raised bands on spine and marbled paper, new end papers. Previous owner's bookplate Sir James Stuart Bart Chief Justice of Lower Canada book plate re-affixed to front end paper. All plates as called for on directions for placing the plates; 8 plans (4 folding), 7 aquatints and 2 tables are present.  All pages are uncut (deckled edges) and a couple of pages untrimmed with pages not opened. Right edge old waterstaining in border only to various degrees not affecting type to about  page 156. Plates very good+ condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 875 USD OR $ 1,180 CDN       #1585        

MOODIE, Susanna [Susannah Strickland] [1803-1885]

1852. London, Richard Bentley
First UK edition. 2 volumes, 4-3/4 x 7-1/2 inches,  xx,[1]-293,[1],[2 ads]; [2 ads]; [4],[1]-294; [2 ads]. Original green cloth with gilt and blind embossed sunned spine and front cover, bumped corners, rebacked with original spine laid down.  Vol. 1 with previous owner name neatly written in date Sept. 14/52. Vol. 2 with new front end paper. A few very minor spotting and smudge marks scattered periodically throughout the books.

Overall, in very good condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 675 USD OR $ 915 CDN       #1555      

SOUTHEY, Robert [1774-1843]


1825. London, John Murray, Albemarble-Street.
2nd UK edition. 2 volumes, 16.5cm x 10.3cm, viii[1] 257pp. [1ad]; 288pp, Period half-leather and marbled boards with new title label on attractively but worn tooled spine. Period marbled end papers with previous owners bookplate pasted on. Extremely small stamp in faint red on reverse side on marbled end papers 'William's Library Cheltenham'. Overall good condition.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 450 USD OR $ 610 CDN       #0776        

BURKE, Sir Edmund [1729 - 1797]

1761. London, printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall,
2nd edition of the 1758 copy printed in 1761. 1, v (3 blank),[ 1]-496, 7 (contents), Rebacked with calf spine, bound in full leather. Very nice copy with Edmund Burkes preface to the series (preface out of sequence but complete). Some sporadic spotting and marginal tears not affecting text, other wise very good+.

Articles of note in this volume are troubles in North America, battle of Lowofitz, Oswego taken by the French, Calcutta taken by Nabos, Angria reduced by Admiral Watson, battle of Prague, Battle of Coliv, Battle of Hastenbeck, Battle of Norkitten, Battle of Lissa, cruelty of the French, exploits of Admiral Watson and Colonel Clive in India, revolution in Bengal, taking of Hoya, recovery of Emden, Dresden burned, Cherbourge taken, English defeated at Ticonderoga, siege and taking of Louisbourg  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 430 USD OR $ 580 CDN       #1682        

NEWCOMBE, C[harles]. F[rederic] [ 1851-1924]

1914. Victoria, Archives of British Columbia
First edition. 8vo- over 7-3/4 x 9-3/4 inches. Soft Cover, 69 pp. Memoir No. 1 - 8 black and white tissue protected maps plates, one folding. Regarding Vancouver's claim to be the first circumnavigator.
Uncommon booklet in very good+ condition. Bound in original printed wrappers. Errata  smaller single page loose and inserted at front of book.

Provenance: "Joseph A. Pearce" name on front cover. Joseph Algernon Pearce, astrophysicist (1893-1988). Together with J.S. Plaskett, the first director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria, BC, Pearce published the first detailed spectroscopic analysis of the structure of our Milky Way Galaxy in 1935.

"Harold T. Nation Victoria BC" signature on reverse of title page. Major Harold Turton Nation (1876-1967), was a field assistant and librarian, who was associated with the Department of Mines for more than 40 years. Nation Peak the second-highest mountain summit on the Spatsizi Plateau in northwestern British Columbia was named after him  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 530 CDN       #2291        

HAMILTON, Lady Emma [1765-1815]


1815. London, Henry Colburn
2nd edition. 8vo, vi, 352pp. Contemporary full polished calf, original marbled end paper with previous owners bookplate affixed. Nice copy. Engraved portrait after Romney with light foxing and damp stain to bottom right not effecting image.
Attractive engraved bookplate of James Campbell on inside front cover fly leaf
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 465 CDN       #0588       

1775. Montreal, Quebec
Written in French, on a watermarked, fine-laid paper, dated June 24, 1775, Boldy signed by Sir Guy Carleton in dark brown ink. Carleton's signature, is next to an intact square papered seal. Lieutenant-Governor Hector Theophilus Cramahé countersigns the document with his signature below Carleton's
12-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches, one page with integral leaf. Several folds, scattered light foxing and toning, and several very minor edge tears. Very good condition and overall quite nice.

Carleton presses to fill the militia ranks. In part:  "As it is necessary for the service of the King... to create militia companies in the various parishes of this Province... do hereby name and establish said Mr. Jean Bte. Belaire as captain of a militia company..." Jean Bapiste Bellaire is being made a Captain of Militia in the Parish of Ste-Pierre. Quebec  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 3,500 USD OR $ 4,680 CDN       #1769  


1815. Montreal
Three pages in a secretarial hand on single bifolium of foolscap paper (J Snelgrove 1814 watermarked paper) Docket title on final blank 'Private Timothy Leary 100th Regt tried at Montreal... No 4.' In red ink below: 'Laid before the P regent 28 Decm.r 1815' In pencil below: 'Disposed off'.  Old folds, marginal fraying at folds, some fingermarks  .

Signed by 'Henry : C: Darling Colonel [...] President'; and counter-signed 'Approved Gordon Drummond' with the signature of Captain George Lowndes, advocate...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,335 CDN       #6666  

Travel diary of a trip on a ship from Cardiff, England to Naples, to Almeira (Andulsia, Spain), and then return to Newport, and finally home by train to Bristol. 26 June-23 July 1904.

Bound in black cloth, all edges red. Written in mostly in ink. The author often makes pencil notes in the margin for a day's entry, writes the entry in ink on that page, and then on the next page, re-writes the entry with a few changes or additions.  viii, 174, [17] pp. 232 × 180 mm. Some pages loose at front and back and a  few pages and other documents in a separate folder, otherwise very good condition. Encased in a black clamshell cloth box  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1,000 USD OR $ 1,335 CDN       #7389  

AMHERST, Jeffrey, 1st Baron Amherst [1717- 797]

1789. Montreal [House in UK]
Letter written to "Lord Sydney" Thomas Townshend, 1733-1800 ASL contents: Montreal, 14th April, 1789 and reads: ... "My Lord I have the honour of your lordships' letter acquainting me you had presented to the King the Address of the Lieutenant Governor and of the States of the Island of Gurnsey congratulating his Majesty on the happy reestablishment of his health which his majesty was pleased to receive in the most gracious manner.
This letter likely a reference to Geo III's problems with porphyria, from which he suffered. George III had a particularly severe form of porphyria.
Very good condition.
Amherst held the office of Governor of Guernsey between 1770 and 1797.
 ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 950 USD OR $ 1,270 CDN       #3106        

DS, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.75 in., Tryon Co., NY, 1783. Legal document relating to a debt; Matthew Visscher, Attny.
Condition: Folds and toning otherwise very good condition. All mounted on larger sheet with cut-outs so both sides visible.

Robert Adams had been known to Matthew Visscher before as Adams had to appear before three times before the Commissioners for Conspiracies in 1880 of which Visscher was one of four in judgment of Adams be a loyalist of not. Adams was discharged from confinement August 15th, 1780 by the Commissioners on 200 pounds bail. quoted from "Minutes of the Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies in the State of New York: Albany County Sessions, 1778-1781" 2007 

Matthew Visscher (1751-93), Matthew Visscher became a Revolutionary stalwart. In May 1775, he was appointed a lieutenant in the city militia regiment. Shortly thereafter, he was named secretary of the "Albany Committee of Correspondence, Safety, and Protection" and was one of its stalwart members throughout the war years  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 530 CDN       #4241        

PARRY, Sir William Edward R.N. [1790 - 1855]

[1838]. London
Autograph Letter signed, dated Admiralty, 1st June [n.d.] (likely between 1836 when Parry was employed at the Admiralty, and 1839, when his wife, Bella, died) addressed to a friend, Sarah.
32 lines on two 8vo pages, approx. 5x7 inches, hinged on the left with linen onto a larger album page, very good condition.

A friendly letter:
"Dear Sarah, I am charged with Bella's letter to get franked, and I will not let it go without one line from myself to assure you how much we long to see you... Believe me, dear Sarah, your affecte. Friend, W. Parry.
 ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 600 CDN       #3535        

[ANDREWS, Dr. Alfred Roscoe (1849-1935)]

1880-86. Nova Scotia

Folio - 4-7/8 x 12-3/4 inches. There are 120 pages (page numbers noted in pencil on each top page) in the ledger along with a number of pasted in notes. Covers very worn with inside pages in good condition. 

Early Handwritten ledger, to keep the accounts of a Dentist / Doctor, in earlier days of Nova Scotia. The ledger owner is considered Dr. Alfred Roscoe Andrews based on some of the pasted in notes found inside the diary. Entries include "To attend wife (night), extract tooth, set arm, to attend to wife comfort. With payments by cow, sheep, chicken, work on buggy, sleigh repair, by books, by cords of wood, etc. Bound in original marbled paper over boards with cloth backstrip. Includes notes tipped in.  A window into rural country life in covering with entries and notes dating from 1880-86 in Nova Scotia  ...  Click for more information and photos; 
Price: $ 395 USD OR $ 500 CDN       #7495        

Manuscript Document Signed as General Commanding the Southern District consisting of the counties of Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, two pages, 12¼ x 7¾ inches, Maidstone, Jan. 4, 1798. "Account of Contingent Expences for His Majesty's Service...from 1st to 31st December 1797...." fine condition. Grey's signature is bold.
Also signed by Edward Argles, Mayor Maidstone UK

Charles Grey (1729-1807) was  a British general who served in the Seven Years War, the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary War; 1st Earl Grey. In 1777 he earned the nickname "No-flint Grey"  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 380 CDN       #3648        

Two ASL  each written by Walter Dickson, Winnipeg based Canadian Geologist.
1) Winnipeg, 7th July 1879 (2 pages, 8vo);
2) Lake Francis Manitoba, 24th December 1882, (3 pages, 8vo.)

Each to Robert Bell of the Canadian Geographical Survey. Each has terrific content regarding explorations in the Manitoba wilderness.

Walter Dickson, Winnipeg based Canadian Geologist. He was a fur trader and later a farmer in Manitoba. Dickson was asked in writing to answer 42 questions by the Federal Government in 1884 regarding the navigation of Hudson's Bay, to reply (which he did in writing)  .

Robert BELL explored the north and west for 34 years, including the coasts of Hudson Strait and Hudson Bay.
Price: $ 300 USD OR $ 400 CDN       #3718        

4pp. letter, dated, Toronto 1841, folded to 7-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches with page 3 blank. Some folds and old paper repairs, and a 1-1/2 inch circular section missing on the edge of p3 and 4 not affecting any writing,  otherwise, very good.

This letter is from Frederick  Widder, Canada Company  to Dr. Robert Alling of Guelph. The letter is responding to Dr. Alling's concern over payments from the Canada Company for services rendered. As well, Widder is asking Dr. Alling to prepare more support facts and information relative to the comparison of emigration to Upper Canada versus USA which is a concern of Widder's.

Some very interesting insights into the financial relationship between Alling and the Canada Company and the Canada Companies leveraging his writing skills  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 295 USD OR $ 395 CDN       #4724        

George Barker portrait by John Minihan photograph, silver gelatin print, head and shoulders, half turned to the right, wearing sun glasses, inscribed by John Minihan below the image 'The poet George Barker. Photographed in London 1991. W.B. Yeats thought Barker the most interesting poet of his generation. He was a friend of Dylan Thomas, who envied his power over women.  John Minihan"

John Minihan, photographer's stamp on verso similarly inscribed as the recto.
Paper size: 11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches
Image size: 11-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches
Fine condition  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 500 CDN       #7548        

Large silver gelatin portrait photograph of George Barker by Lucinda Douglas-Menzies head and shoulders, looking into the camera, photographer's label on verso with details of the shoot,  Norfolk, March 1990.
Paper size: 16 x 12 inches
Image size: 14-1/2 x 11 inches
Fine condition.

George Granville Baker was a British Catholic author and poet. He wrote Poems (1935), with the support of T.S. Eliot  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 350 USD OR $ 440 CDN       #7547        

  Engraved by FALCKEYSEN, Theodor (1768-1814)

1789. Germany, Klauber
Image: 42 x 58cm. (16-3/4 x 23 inches) Paper: 45.9 x 62.5 cm. (19-1/2 x 24-1/2 inches) circa 1789. Older coloured engraving by Theod. Falckeysen after the painting by Benjamin West. Type in center surrounding logo badly faded, in some cases unreadable. Soiling to paper edges and a few minor open paper edge tears on border not affecting image. Old paper repairs with one on border edge going into image 1/4 on the right side. Overall good+ condition. This image depicts distraught Grenadiers standing and kneeling by the side of a fallen General Wolfe at the Plains of Abraham, Quebec. The on-going combat can be seen in the background. Uncommon engraving.
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Price: $ 725 USD OR $ 970 CDN       #3253        


[1896]. London & Manchester, L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited
Paper Size: 32-1/2 x 22-1/2 inches. Image Size: 29-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches  - Scarce black & white original photogravure after Stanley Berkeley, c1896 published by L. Hildesheimer & Co. Limited, London & Manchester. Printed in Austria. Lettered name in the plate "Stanley Berkeley", below which, in the mat, is the penciled signature of the artist. Embossed in blind, on the centre of the bottom edge of the mat with is small round impression "ADU 300", incorporated Publishers' Association seal.

There is a 2" and a couple of 1/2" imprinted with coloured pencil repairs to the image at the top right and centre, and the y in Berkeley's pencil signed name has a small section of paper pulled off affecting the Y, otherwise signature  in very good condition. Repairs were in 1997 by a professional conservator (report available and supplied). Condition on this scarce circa 1896 photogravure print overall is good  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 725 USD OR $ 970 CDN       #3613        

RICHARDSON, Sir John  [1787-1865]

1851. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
8 Plates in total included. Heavy paper size: 5-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches with images sizes each, approximately 4 x 6-1/2 inches. Some minor soiling on a few borders, otherwise, very good condition. W. H. Murray (Del T) and M & N Hanhart Litho
8 Plates:
1) Kutchin Warrior & His Wife
2) Kutchin Hunters
3) Kutchin Woman and Children
4) Kutcha-Kutchin Warrior
5) Saviah, Chief of the Kutcha-Kutchin
6) Dance of the Kutcha Kutchin
7) Fossil Leaves ( 2 plates)
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #1007        

CHÂTELAIN, Henry Abraham [1684-1743]

1718. The Hague
Coloured. A good and dark impression. Decorative colours. VG+ condition.  Size:  14.4 x 16.8 inches. 36.7 x 42.7 cm.
A series of 12 engravings together with descriptive text, derived from the works of Lahontan and Hennepin.
They illustrate the methods of the Indians hunting buffalo and similar animals, the Pipe of Peace, the dances in honour of important meetings or occasions, and the emblems of the various tribes, ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 495 USD OR $ 660 CDN       #1608        

MACDONALD, Sir John A[lexander]. [1815-1891] (subject)

Rare large colour image chromolithograph of  Sir John A. MacDonald.

[1880]. Toronto, Published by William Brice
Paper size: 15 x 20 inches ; Image size: 12 x 13 inches
Condition: Spotted marks near nose, top left of red tie, spots along bottom of coat. Water stain on bottom right corner. Otherwise, overall condition is good.
Imprinted in gray type at the bottom of the print: The Right Honorable Sir John A MacDonald, K.C.B

This image probably dates from the 1880's. Sir John A. MacDonald was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1867. ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #7534        

WOODVILLE, Richard Caton Sr. [1825-1855] after

1895. London, Henry Graves & Co.
Paper: 38 x 25 .12 inches    Image: 33-7/8 x 20 inches
Coloured photogravure,  Some light markings on the top  on the image in the sky and some foxing in the bottom border near the last line of the printed poem, otherwise very good condition.
17th Lancers charging across plain toward artillery at left, mountains in background.

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War
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Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 535 CDN       #4415        


Typed Letter, signed "R. L. Borden," dated Ottawa, August 26th, 1908, addressed to a Col. A. Audet, Montreal, written on House of Commons stationery. 27 lines on two 8 x 10 sheets, was folded now flat, first page with some toning mostly on right edge, otherwise very good condition.

A lengthy letter discussing Conservative Party strategy for the upcoming 1908 federal election.

Borden writes: "Dear Colonel Audet:/ Your letter of the 25th inst. is at hand. It is I needless to say that we are most anxious to win as many seats as possible in the Province of Quebec. There has never been/ any thought of ignoring that Province or endeavouring to win without it. It is not very helpful to refer to defeats of I the past. The main effort should be to accomplish more satis-factory results in the future. The youngmen [sic] both in the I district of Montreal and in the district of Quebec have I created a certain organization and in addition to this I there is the Executive of Montreal under the chairmanship of Sir  Alexandre Lacoste. It is useless for me to attempt to take charge of the organization in your Province. That is a / matter which must be left largely in the hands of the Conserva-/tives of that Province  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 1.325 USD OR $ 1,770 CDN       #7878   

A very unusual group of Wilfrid Laurier items with the SIGNED book order form combined with a Free-franked, red wax sealed  House of commons envelope, House of Commons letterhead, and 1917 $1 bill to pay for the book.
Includes  4 items;
1) Envelope, 9 x 4 inches, Registered, Free-franked and addressed to Mr. N Hassard, Toronto; on reverse a House of Commons engraved logo and a red wax-stamped seal in the centre on the flap (letter was opened on the side)
2) 4pp book order holder House of Commons green embossed letterhead, flat 17 x 11 inches folded to  8-1/2 x 11 inches with a book order form and a $1 bill attached. Typed on the front page upside down to the letterhead is " From Sir Wilfrid Laurier Ottawa". Folded letterhead is further  folded to fit the envelope.
3) Book order form 5-1/2 x 8 inches, printed one side,  for the book  "A New Light on Lord Macaulay (1918) by Albert R(ichard). Hassard,  and order form is SIGNED BY WILFRID LAURIER)
4) The Dominion of Canada  1917, $1 bill, 6-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches, with the young lady featured on the front  is Princess Patricia of Connaught.

This collectable shows insight into Laurier's interest and all material handled and owned by Laurier just a year before he died. In 1918 Laurier was Liberal party leader and in office as Leader of the Opposition...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 900 USD OR $ 1,200 CDN       #7561  

A collection of three rare and important 1816 British legal documents (a bill and two acts) dealing with post War of 1812.

1) A Bill dated March 18, 1816 to carry into effect a Convention of Commerce, concluded between His Majesty and The United States of America. Bill 145. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 18 March 1816. 2 pages +. 1 page (docket). [London: 1816.] Folio (13").

2) An Act dated April 11, 1816 to carry into effect a Convention of Commerce, concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America. Dated [11th April 1816.] 56 George III, Cap. 15. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. Folio (11").

3) An Act dated June 20, 1816 to amend an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament, intituled An Act to carry into Effect a Convention of Commerce concluded between His Majesty and the United States of America. [20th June 1816.] 56 George III, Cap. 51. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. Folio (11").
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Price: $ 500 USD OR $ 665 CDN       #5494        

BRUCE, James  8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine [1811-1863]

1852. Quebec, Province of Canada
15-3/4 x 13 inches, was folded now flat, typed and handwritten manuscript and transfer document with docketing information handwritten on verso. All four edges folded and top fold on right side with about 3 inches separated.  Faded  seal and two 1/8 inch holes each at top left and centre, otherwise, very good condition. Some content and detail... William G. Hall of the Township of Sandwich, in the County of Essex, Esquire... Ten pounds... sixty nine thousand and forty square links
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Price: $ 400 USD OR $ 530 CDN       #3115        

1836. 14-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches, was folded now flat, soiled, seal is very faded but affixed, otherwise good condition. Signed and initialed by Francis Bond Head. Signed by Duncan Cameron and Robert S. Jameson.
Robert Sympson Jameson. A member of the English bar. Reporter in Lord Eldon's Court, 1824. Married Anna Brownell Murphy [Anna Jameson], 1826.

Some of the details in the content;
William Markle of the Township of Flamborough West in the County of Halton in the District of Gore, Yeoman as a Private in a flank Company of the Second Regiment of York Militia his heirs and assigns for ever; All that parcel or tract of land issue in the Township of Enniskillen in the County of Kent in the Western District in our said Province, containing by a measurement  one hundred acres  ...  Click for more information and photos;
Price: $ 375 USD OR $ 465 CDN       #4688        

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